In our NHL predictions for Friday, May 27, we are breaking down Game 6 of the 2022 Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinal series between Colorado and St. Louis to bring you the best Avalanche vs Blues betting pick and odds. The Avs have another chance to secure their spot in the conference finals after a 5-4 overtime loss in Game 5 at home. They are -170 road favorites for Friday’s clash, while the Blues sit at +150 moneyline odds.
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Avalanche vs Blues Betting Pick
This game will be played at Enterprise Center at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, May 27, 2022.
Why Bet The Avalanche:
✅ Darcy Kuemper had arguably his first bad game of the postseason last Wednesday, allowing five goals on 30 shots (.833 SV%). He’ll look to bounce back in Game 6, and the Avalanche will lean on their first-choice goalie to deliver a strong performance. Kuemper is 5-2 with a 2.50 GAA and .904 save percentage in the 2022 Stanley Cup.
✅ Ville Husso was pretty lucky to escape with a win in Game 5. The 27-year-old netminder has yielded a whopping 13 goals on 93 shots over his previous three meetings with the Avs in this series. Husso is 2-4 on the postseason, tallying a poor 3.78 GAA and .884 save percentage.
✅ The Avalanche has easily outlasted the Blues in their previous two encounters at Enterprise Center, 5-2 and 6-3. Colorado has dominated the Blues over the last two years, going 14-5 in their previous 19 meetings at any location. Also, the Avs have gone 5-0 in their last five road tilts against St. Louis.
The Avs blew a 3-0 lead in Game 5 at home. Nathan MacKinnon scored a hat trick and made it 4-3 late in the third period, but the Avalanche allowed the Blues to tie the game with 56 seconds left on the clock.
MacKinnon and Cale Makar lead the charge for the Avalanche this postseason, accounting for 13 points apiece. Makar has ten assists on his playoff tally, while MacKinnon has scored eight goals. Mikko Rantanen has also recorded ten assists to go with one goal.
St. Louis Blues
The Blues forced Game 6 thanks to their offense. They didn’t give up despite an early three-goal deficit and shocked the Avs in the third period. Tyler Bozak scored his second goal of the postseason to seal the victory in overtime.
David Perron leads the way for the Blues with nine goals and four assists this postseason. Ryan O’Reilly has posted seven goals and five dishes through 11 appearances, and Pavel Buchnevich has added ten assists.